Ready, set, cook! Today, one team of high school students studying culinary arts in Chicago Public Schools will learn that the healthy school lunch they've created will be served in high schools across Chicago — and that they will travel to Washington, DC to prepare their meal in the Cooking up Change national finals! (The winners of last year's national contest recently received a visit and congratulations from First Lady Michelle Obama!)
The contest challenges students to create a great-tasting lunch that meets nutrition standards on a tight budget, using only ingredients commonly available for school food service. Students must create recipes that include no more than six steps so that they can easily be replicated on a large scale in real school kitchens. You can learn more about the contest and the impressive student teams here.
Check out this video to hear stories from the student chefs and the leaders who make Cooking up Change a reality:
As students bring ingenuity to creating healthy school lunches, our sponsors, host committee and green leader circle bring support that makes Cooking up Change a reality. Many thanks to this generous team.
We invite you to learn more and be part of Cooking up Change!